Jason Chan (singer)

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Jason Chan
Chinese name 陳柏宇 (traditional)
Jyutping can4 paak3 jyu5 (Cantonese)
Birth name Ivan Chan (陳廣偉)
Ancestry Guangdong, China
Origin Hong Kong
Born (1983-07-20) 20 July 1983 (age 31)
Hong Kong
Occupation Singer-songwriter, Actor
Genre(s) Canto-pop,
Label(s) SME
Years active 2007-present

Jason Chan (Chinese: 陳柏宇), also known as Chan Pak-yu, is a singer from Hong Kong. He moved to Canada at a young age. Chan attended Markville Secondary School in Markham, Ontario. In 2005, his musical talent was discovered in Hong Kong and is now signed with Sony Music. He has currently released six albums and one EP, titled First Experience, First Experience: Collectors Edition, Change, Close Up(EP), Can't Be Half, Put On, Quinquennium, Lost and Found and most recently, The Next Moment. Chan entered the music industry by the help of his friend Marco, who sent his previous competition demo to Sony BMG Hk. After Sony BMG received the demo they thought that he was very talented and called him for an interview. After the interview Chan signed a contract with Sony BMG (today Sony Music) and began his music career.

Previously Chan was working as a hair washer at a local Toronto salon. His previous ambition was to become a full-time hair stylist.

Chan's most popular songs are: "I Miss You", "I Will Be Loving You", "你瞞我瞞" (You Deceive, I Deceive) and "拍一半拖" (Half Dating). These are all slow love ballads and the biggest part of Chan's songs are in the same category. Chan often mentions that his voice is matched to sing slow sad love songs. But for his recent album "Can't Be Half": Chan said he wanted to try a new challenge: to sing a few fast songs. The decision gave him two fast songs: "最後的擁抱" (the last hug), which is a Japanese rock cover of Mr.Mrs, and "Imaginary Love" written by "Fiona Fung".

When Chan has free time, he likes to play video games like "Monster Hunter Tri". His favorite food is bananas and he also loves chocolate, but due to voice affecting, he doesn't eat as much. Chan is also a fan of toy figures as "Bart Simpson" and "Family Guy".

Personal life[edit]

Chan is fluent in English, Cantonese, and Mandarin. When he was seven, his family immigrated to Toronto, where he resided for 15 years. He enjoys playing video games, and is a fan of toy figures such as "Bart Simpson" and "Family Guy." Chan loves his family and friends dearly and will do anything for them to keep them happy[1]

Discography[edit]

Filmography[edit]

Film
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2008 Love Is Elsewhere 愛情萬歲 Ah Sung
2011 Lan Kwai Fong 喜愛夜蒲 Jacky
2012 Natural Born Lovers 天生愛情狂
Love.Zero AIDS 愛 無滋 Frank Short film
2014 Lan Kwai Fong 3 喜愛夜蒲3 Jacky
Television
Year English title Chinese title Role Notes
2007 Colours of Love 森之愛情 Jason Episode 7
2008 Dressage To Win 盛裝舞步愛作戰 Dr. Chan Episode 6 and 7
2015 Once Upon a Song 童話戀曲201314 Handsome
Sexpedia 大眾情性 Dicky Ko
IPCC Files 2015 監警有道 2015

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cheang, Michael (21 September 2007). "Boy wonder". The Star (Malaysia). Retrieved 5 March 2011. 

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